Courageous Conversations April event


The Courageous Conversations event for the month of April will feature former Massachusetts Representative Byron Rushing who will be presenting “51 Years After MLK Jr.’s Assassination: Commemorating A Man and The Movement.” This event will take place on Wednesday, April 24 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Milton Public Library. Rushing served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1983 to 2018, where his priorities were human and civil rights. Please RSVP at this website:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/byron-rushing-will-be-presenting-51-years-after-mlk-jrs-assassination-commemorating-a-man-and-the-tickets-57940029187

Neponset Rowing Club Adult Program registration

The Adult Program of the Neponset Rowing Club is sweep rowing in stable 8-person or 4-person shells, for rowers with a variety of experience levels who enjoy a team atmosphere. This program will build on stroke fundamentals and knowledge of rowing to become more confident, efficient rowers. This class will focus on synchronization, timing, drills, and blade work. The coaches will work with rowers throughout the session to offer drills/workouts and grow rowing knowledge and skills. Rowers will work on gaining a greater understanding of the rowing stroke, experience a multitude of drills, and gain a firm grasp of rowing terminology while getting a workout. Set-up and clean-up is a part of this program, this is a multi-boat class and rowers will be expected to help each other launch and rack boats at the beginning and end of row. Registration for this program is now open. The pricing and schedule is as follows:

Spring

Cost $375
Time 5:45 – 7:30am
Dates
May: 10, 13, 15, 17, 24, 28, 29, (30R), 31
June: 10, 11, 12, (13R), 14, 24, 25, 26, (27R), 28

Summer

Cost $375
Time
Morning: 5:45 – 7:30am
Evening: 5:45 – 7:30pm
Dates
July: 8, 9, 10, (12R), 22, 23, 24, 26
August: 6, 7, 8, 9, (12R), 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, (28R)

*(R) – days reserved for make-up sessions due to weather.


Adult Learn to Row; June 17-21, 5-7 p.m.

Cost: $99.00

The summer LEARN TO ROW is open to new athletes only.

Learn to Row is our basic introductory sweep class, It’s geared toward f all fitness levels, no experience is necessary. Class begins in a stable 8-person or 4-person boat in which the novice rower will become familiar with rowing terminology and the fundamentals of technique while learning to row in a fun group environment.

For more information, please go to http://neponsetrowing.com



Milton Parks and Recreation Spring Junior Tennis 2019

Milton Parks and Recreation will be offering Junior Tennis lessons for ages 7-14 at Kelly Field during Spring, 2019. The classes are taught by a certified instructor with the US Professional Tennis Registry.

Classes meet once per week for five weeks.
Session One (Tuesdays): May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4
Session Two (Thursdays): May 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6
(Weekly rain dates will be on Mondays or Fridays). The cost is $80 per child.

Milton Parks and Recreation is only accepting online registrations.
To access the Online Registrations go to http://www.townofmilton.org
If you have any questions on any of the programs, please call the Parks and Recreation Dept. at 617-898-4940.

Birding Walk at the Eustis Estate

There will be a guided Birding Walk on Saturday, April 27 from 9-10 a.m. on the grounds of the Eustis Estate, 1424 Canton Avenue. The property is filled with features that birds like, including a pond, meadows, an orchard, tall trees, and chimneys. Learn about the interesting species that thrive in these unique habitats.

This event in connection with ArtWeek Milton. Admission to the house is included in the price of the event, birders are encouraged to explore the house after the tour to find the different species of bird in the decor. They may sketch or photograph their finds and share them with the museum. Sturdy walking shoes are necessary as the terrain is uneven and may be muddy. Binoculars and a field guide are suggested.

Donna Parker exhibit at the Wotiz Gallery

Milton photographer Donna Parker will be exhibiting her works entitled “Coastal New England”from April 1-30, 2019 in the Wotiz Gallery of the Milton Public Library. Ms. Parker has displayed previously at the Cumberland, RI public library, at Fuller Village in Milton, and in juried competitions at MMAS Art Gallery of Massachusetts. For more information about this exhibit or to learn more about applying for a gallery display, contact Jean Hlady, Head of Adult Services/Reference at (617) 698-5757, x. 3.

Valuable resources courtesy of the Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (MSAPC)

  1. The Quincy Family Resource Center helps families access and navigate local resources.  Free for Milton residents.  Some examples of services they offer:  Support groups (parenting, LGBQT, fostering, grandparenting), Sober support, access to food, housing, child care.  See www.quincyfamilyrc.org for more information.
     
  2. FIRST Steps Together A PEER COACHING AND PARENTING SUPPORT PROGRAM FOR MOMS RECOVERING FROM OPIOID DEPENDENCE.  Pregnancy and parenting young children can be hopeful and exciting. It can also be stressful and difficult, especially while working on your recovery.  For more information, or to refer someone to FIRST Steps Together, contact: Bay State Community Services  1120 Hancock St. Quincy MA, 02190     617-471-8400 x133
     

Congressional Art Competition

U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) has announced the opening of “An Artistic Discovery,” the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. This is open for submissions from all high school students who reside in the 8th Congressional District and entries must be received by April 30. A panel of local art experts will review submitted artwork, select the top 10 entries, and then vote on the winning submission. The winner will have his or her work displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. Entries should be sent to Lynch’s Boston, Quincy or Brockton office and addressed to the attention of Araba Adjei-Koranteng. For more information about the competition, call 617-428-2000 or visit https:lynch.house.gov/serving-you/art/competition.

Summer Archaeology Institute at the Wakefield Estate

The Wakefield Estate’s Summer Archaeology Institute is designed for high school students interested in an unusual outdoor summer experience, or enjoy learning about history or archaeology. Participants conduct an archaeological excavation on site under the direction of graduate students from UMass/Boston. The institute is a two-week course that includes a field trip to visit other active archaeological sites in the Boston area. Participants are welcome to attend back to back sessions.

There are two sessions offered for the summer of 2019:

  • Session I:  July 8 -July 19; M-F 9am-3pm
  • Session II: July 22-August 2; M-F, 9am-3pm

For more information, call 617-333-0924 or email Erica Max at wakefieldtrust@dogwoodlanefarm.org